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Easy Amber Ale Extract
Color
Stats
OG1.053
FG1.013
IBU32
ABV5.20 %
SRM12
BJCP Style
06B. American Pale Ales, American Amber Ale
Description
Delicious, easy to make amber ale.
Submitted by darrenct83 on 30-May-2010

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes Not a sissy amber, but not overbearing either. Perfect. Taste is similar to Widmer Drop Top amber ale.
Awards
Boil Volume 2.50 gallons
Boil Time 60 minutes
Batch Size 5.00 gallons
Yeast Safale05 (75% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation Plastic, 7 days
Secondary Fermentation PET, 10 days
Other Fermentation Bottle conditioned 3 weeks.
Procedure Steep Crystal 40L in 150*F water for 50 minutes. Remove steeping bag and rinse grains with hot water. Add rinse water to wort. Bring water to boil and slowly add extract stirring constantly to avoid scorching extract on bottom of brew pot. Add first .5 oz of hops, and continue boil. Add the rest of the hops according to the hops schedule.(Except the dry hops). After boil is complete bring wort below 130*F and pour in to fermenting vessel. Add cold water up to the 5 gallon mark on fermenter. Ensure water temperature is below 80*F and add yeast. Allow to ferment for one week. Transfer to secondary fermentor(if desired, but not required). Add Dry hops, and allow to settle for 10 days. After 10 days transfer to bottling bucket with 1 cup corn sugar. Transfer to bottles and allow conditioning for three weeks. After three weeks open one bottle at a time, and pour in to glass. Drink beer until you can't drink any more. Then make another batch.
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.045 1.053 1.056
FG 1.010 1.013 1.015
IBU 20 32 40
SRM 11 12 18
ABV 4.5 5.20 5.7
Fermentables
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
47.1 % 4.00 Amber Malt Extract Syrup 21.6 9.0
35.3 % 3.00 Light Malt Extract Syrup 15.3 2.0
17.6 % 1.50 American Crystal 40L 7.7 40.0
  8.50     44.6  
Hops
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
16.7 % 0.50 Cascade Bittering Pellet 5.4 2.7 60 0.048 13.0
33.3 % 1.00 Cascade Flavor Pellet 5.4 5.4 30 0.026 13.9
33.3 % 1.00 Cascade Aroma Pellet 5.4 5.4 5 0.009 4.6
16.7 % 0.50 Cascade Dry Hops Pellet 5.4 2.7 DH 0.000 0.0
  3.00               32.0
Miscellaneous Ingredients
Weight/Units Name Notes
1 Cup Priming Sugar Bottling